Brand-Name Epilepsy Drug Prices Jumped 277% Over 11-Year Period

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“Compared with 2008, costs for brand-name anti seizure meds (ADMs) rose from approximately $2,800 to $10,700 per year in 2018, while costs for generic brand ASMs dropped $800 to $460. As a result, many generic ASMs cost about 10 times less than their brand-name counterparts.

For example, generic levetiracetam cost $540 per year, while brand-name levetiracetam (Keppra) was $6,900. Likewise, a 1-year supply of generic lamotrigine was $600, but a 1-year supply of brand-name lamotrigine (Lamictal) was $9,000…”

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